Greg has a long history as a member of the Continuing Professional Development Division. He has served on the board for the division, most recently as treasurer. He has served as treasurer for 15 years from 2002-2017. He also oversaw the operation of the CPD listserv, a valuable tool to keep CPD members informed and engaged.
Greg should be counted as among the giants of CPD. He was always willing to assist the division however possible from serving as treasurer to serving as program chair to assisting with a-v equipment at conferences.
He was always welcoming to newcomers, willing to help answer their questions or just be a colleague to join a dinner group. His warmth and laughter has allowed newcomers to the field to believe they have a role to play in starting their contributions to the field of continuing professional development of engineers.
As colleagues noted;
“When I met Greg at CIEC in 2007 in New Orleans, his enthusiasm for continuing engineering education was evident. As the newbie of the group, only four months into running a continuing engineering education program, Greg unselfishly shared his knowledge and expertise with me, encouraging and guiding me. When I had a question and needed advice, he was always there as my resource”.
“In true Biedenbach fashion, Greg both challenged and empowered me to be involved in this division. I’ve been proud to serve with him over the past 15 years.”
What was evident throughout the nomination text was that Greg has served with distinction, passion, professionalism and has inspired others to step up and serve.
Kim has a long history as a member of national and international boards in the field of continuing engineering education and continuing education. Kim has served as CPD Division chair, CPD CIEC program chair, and SIG chair.
She has worked with the International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE), an organization launched by members of CPD who saw a need for an internationally-focused entity. Her service to IACEE includes many volunteer and elected positions, including currently serving as president.
As CPD Chair, it was Kim who started a strategic planning process for the division. She also started CPD Commons, our web site’s social media modeled after SUNY’s Commons.
Kim has a “talent for working with people,” one of the criteria for this award. It is one of Kim’s strengths and her legacy to the continuing professional development of engineers.
Examples include the development of the DAETE booklet and new board member orientation. Her talent for working with people is further exemplified by her increasing responsibilities in IACEE and in CPD over the years.
Her warmth and laughter has allowed newcomers to the field to believe they have a role to play in starting their contributions to the field of continuing professional development of engineers.
As a colleague noted, “Kim is a natural leader and tireless worker in the spirit of all the greats in our division’s history.” The division would be remiss if they did not recognize Kim for this award for she, as did Joe Biedenbach, has inspired us!